Public Awareness Information

 

School Bus Safety Tips

• It is illegal to pass a school bus that is loading or unloading.

• Yellow flashing lights alert motorists that they are preparing to load or unload children. Red flashing lights and an extended stop sign arm signals to motorists that the bus is stopped and children are getting on or off the bus.

• Traffic is required to stop in both directions on undivided roadways when students are entering or exiting a school bus.

• The area 10 feet around a school bus is where children are in the most danger of being hit. Stop your car far enough from the bus to allow children the necessary space to safely enter and exit the bus.

• Be Alert. Children are unpredictable. Children walking to or from their bus are usually very comfortable with their surroundings. This makes them more likely to take risks, ignore hazards or fail to look both ways when crossing the street.

• Never pass a school bus on the right. It is illegal and could have tragic consequences.

This information was obtained from the National Safety Council. View their information here or view their back to school information here.


Storm Siren Testing Info

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) testing is conducted the second Wednesday of each month at 12:00 P.M. (Noon). This testing will be postponed if there is a chance of inclement weather on the regular scheduled testing date. Should the test not occur, it will be rescheduled to the following Wednesday until the test has been completed for that month.

For the full text of our Standard Operating Guideline click here.